Wisconsin Better Business Bureau
Press Release

Deadline Approaching for Student of Integrity Scholarship Applications

 

By - Jan 2nd, 2020 07:29 am

Milwaukee, Wis. – The deadline to apply for the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin Student of Integrity Scholarship Program is quickly approaching. Applications must be received in the BBB office by January 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm. BBB awards ten (10) scholarships to Wisconsin high school students who have demonstrated character, leadership, and ethical values. The scholarships will be awarded for post-high school education at any Wisconsin-based accredited college beginning in the fall of 2020, including community colleges/technical colleges. As the scholarship recipients pursue their careers, BBB Serving Wisconsin hopes to develop future business leaders who will promote ethics in the Wisconsin marketplace.

To be eligible for this award, the student must:

  • Be a high school senior   
  • Be a Wisconsin state resident
  • Have a 3.0 or show GPA improvement consistently over time
  • Plan to attend a Wisconsin-based accredited Higher Education Institution (2 or 4 year)

To earn a scholarship, students must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from an advisor or community member. Each student is asked to write a short essay describing how they build character in themselves and in others, and how they will build character in the future. The essay is critical and must emphasize overcoming obstacles and demonstrating ethical leadership at a young age. Community involvement, volunteer activities, awards and honors, are all considered by a panel of judges.

Since 2010, the BBB Serving Wisconsin has awarded $177,000 in scholarships to Wisconsin high school students who have demonstrated character, leadership, and ethical values. This financial support, provided by the generous support of ethical Wisconsin companies and matched by the BBB of Wisconsin Foundation, provides the opportunity for these future leaders to continue their education beyond high school at an accredited college.

In addition, these scholarships are intended to create long-term ties with future Wisconsin business leaders who will promote ethics in the marketplace as they pursue their careers. Scholarship winners will be spotlighted at the BBB’s annual Torch Award for Ethics luncheon which will take place on April 9th at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

For more information on the BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship Program or to become a matching partner for our 2020 scholarship, please visit our website or contact Julie Pahnke at 414-847-6068.

Click here to apply for the Student of Integrity scholarship

For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.bbb.org/wisconsin, 414-847-6000 or 1-800-273-1002. Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.
  
ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2018, people turned to BBB more than 173 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Wisconsin which was founded in 1939 and serves the state of Wisconsin.

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